This Guide will help you to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters that face Santa Cruz County. Our goal is to provide you with recomendations & tips that assist you to be self-sufficient after a disaster. In addition to this Guide, we recommend that you increase your awareness of emergency situations and the skills you need to prepare your family, neighbors and your community. Become Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) qualified and join a local CERT Disaster Response Team. CERT Teams strengthen the ability of our communities to quickly recover after major disasters.
For more information on preparing for disasters, please visit the County’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) or the Santa Cruz County Emergency Preparedness Department.